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Aug. 23, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

ABUNDANT LIVING MINISTRIES

Today: Prayer Conference, "A Call To Prayer," at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. with guest preachers, Apostle John Jones from Spring Lake and Pastor Beverly Prince. Address: 2608 D Fayetteville St.

BARBECUE PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: The sermon at the 11 a.m. service will be "Called by God." Sunday School assembly will begin at 9:45 a.m. with classes for all ages following. Address: 124 Barbecue Church Road south of Sanford.

BEAVER CREEK BAPTIST

Sunday: 11 a.m. service with a message from Matthew 25:31-40, Think Small. Also, the Youth Group will be presenting their experiences from their trip to West Virginia. Women on Mission will hold its third annual Women’s Conference, Saturday, Sept. 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speaker will be Phyllis Elvington. Address: 2280 Nicholson Road, Cameron.

BETHANY BAPTIST

Sunday: Homecoming. Pastor Leslie Puryear will lead the 11 a.m. service. Covered dish luncheon will follow service in fellowship hall. Address: Gulf.

BUFFALO PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday, 11 a.m. worship service: Service will be conducted by the youth. Anna Renwick presents sermon: "My Faith Looks Up To Thee.” First Scripture Reading: Luke 12:49-56; Second Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:29-12:2. Rally and Sunday School Recognition Day, Sunday, Sept. 8. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Women's Circle, second Monday of the month, 2, 6:30 and 7 p.m.; Men's Dinner, last Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m.; Youth Group, Sunday evenings - call for details: 776-7313. Address: 1333 Carthage St.

CAMERON GROVE AME ZION

The Dunn-Lillington District Ushers March will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Eric Mansfield. All area ushers are invited. Address: 309 Vernon St., Broadway.

CHRISTIAN FAITH MINISTRIES

The 2nd Annual Fall Festival will be held Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Address: 3110 Cameron Drive.

CHURCH OF MANY COLORS

Sunday: Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. with Elder Sylvester Quick speaking. Address: 2320 Pilson Road.

COATS COMMUNITY

Saturday, three Christian vocal groups will come together at the Coats Community Church in Coats for a musical worship service to benefit the Anna Ruth Christian Retreat. Butler Hughes & Hayes, Mercy’s Cross and the Eric & Laura Ollis Family will be featured, beginning at 6 p.m. Love offering will be received. Address: 275 North McKinley St., Coats.

COOL SPRINGS BAPTIST

A GriefShare Recovery Support Group will be held weekly beginning Sept. 8-Dec. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (919) 718-9739 or (919) 776-4633.

CROSSROADS COMMUNITY

Gospel singing featuring The Dennis Family from Dunn will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. Address: 788 Bibey Road, Carthage.

DELIVERANCE CHURCH OF CHRIST

Sunday: Ministers' Appreciation Day honoring Ministers of the Gospel, Eldress Tonette Hill and Minister Kristin Obey. The service will be held at 3 p.m. Guest preacher for the program will be Pastor Eva Curtis from the Rescue Mission Church in Ramseur, along with choir and congregation. Address: 17935 Hwy. 64 West, Siler City.

DIVINE OUTREACH CHURCH CHRIST DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Saturday. Annual Prayer Breakfast will be held at 10 a.m. Guest speakers will be Pastor Barnes, Minister Marilyn Brown, Minister Annette McKoy, First Lady Oneila McNeil, Sister Rosa Maribel Vagas Lopez, Sister Gloria Whitehurst and First Lady Dr. Helen McNeil. Address: 154 McIver St.

EAST SANFORD BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School classes will begin at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. The Rev. Robbie Gibson will speak at the 11 a.m and the 6 p.m. worship services. Men's Prayer Breakfast will be Tuesday at 6:15 a.m. at Mrs. Wenger's Restaurant. Children's Choir at 6:40 p.m., children's programs, youth programs 6:40-8 p.m., Bible Study and Prayer Meeting 7-8 p.m. on Wednesday. Services in Spanish led by Rev. Jim Wright held each Sunday at 11 a.m and each Wednesday at 7 p.m. VBS  churchwide picnic on Saturday, Aug.  31, at 5 p.m. Address: 300 North Ave.

EDGEWOOD PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: Sunday School Assembly at 9:30 a.m., Sunday School for all ages at 9:45 a.m., a special fellowship time honoring Sunday School teachers and leaders at 10:30 a.m. and worship at 11. The sermon “Can I Bear Fruit For God?” will be based on Luke 8:4-15. Special Commissioning service for the 2013 – 2014 Sunday School teachers and leaders during worship and a Blessing Of The Back Packs as the public school year gets started. All school students, teachers and administrators are invited to bring their Back Packs or Book Bags for a special time of blessing for the school year. The Wounded Warrior Offering to assist soldiers wounded in the line of duty will also be collected. bill.edgewoodpc@windstream.net. Pastor: Dr. William C. Hayes. Address: 316 W. McIntosh St.

EMMANUEL BAPTIST

Wilburn and Wilburn will be singing at 6 p.m. Sunday. Loving offering will be taken. Address: 632 McCrimmon Road, Carthage.

EMMANUEL CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

Sunday: The 11 a.m. worship service will be led by Dr. Barry P. Drum, interim pastor, preaching. His sermon will continue his series on “The Apostle’s Creed," and is titled "I Believe in Jesus Christ, the Son of God" based on text from John 1:14-18 and John 3:16-18. Nursery care is available during worship. Children’s Church, held during the worship hour, is for children 6-12 years. The next Crock Pot Bible Study will be Sunday, Sept. 1, at 5:30 p.m. Homecoming will be celebrated on Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. with dinner following. Please make reservations with the church office (919) 776-6811 or with Nancy Griffin (919) 258-6223. The Women’s Fellowship will meet Monday, Sept. 9, at 10:30 a.m. Address: intersection of Spring Lane and Wilkins Drive.

EVANS CHAPEL AME ZION

The Vision of Virtue Dance Ministry will present PRAISEFEST 2013 on Saturday at 5 p.m. Featured guests will include Pine Hill Church of Siler City, First Baptist Church Youth Choir of Siler City, Pisgah Top Church Youth Choir of Erwin and more. Back to School Sunday and Youth Day will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. An Empowerment Message will be given by Pastor Kenneth Swann. School supplies will distributed to all the students. Students from the surrounding community are invited to attend. Address: 241 Evans Chapel Road, Siler City.

FAIR PROMISE A.M.E. ZION

Saturday: Southern breakfast from 7:30-11 a.m. Dine in or take out. Donation: $6. Call Edna W. Foushee at (919) 776-4622 to pre-order.

FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST DISCIPLES OF CHRIST

Sunday: 2:30 p.m., a musical program sponsored by the pastor-aide committee honoring Pastor Elder James A. Pearson. Theme: “Make A Joyful Noise Unto The Lord." Appearing on this program will be the Dowdy Boys from Pittsboro, Brittany Yarborough (Broadway Angel) from Broadway, Chosen Sons and many more to participate. Address: 10565 McDougald Road, Broadway.

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN

A raffle drawing to fund local outreach ministries will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. Grand prize is a pair of tickets to the Carolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints game, second prize is a $75 Lowe's Home Improvement gift card, and the third prize is a mystery item worth $50. Tickets are $1 each or a pack of six for $5. To purchase tickets, call Pastor Robert Thomas at (919) 258-6960. Ticket holders do not have to be present to win. Address: 328 McIver St.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN

Sunday: Betty Sherrod, CLP, will lead the 9 a.m. contemporary service and the 11 a.m. traditional worship service. Sunday School will be held at 10 a.m. Address: 203 Hawkins Ave.

FOUNTAIN OF LIFE MINISTRIES

Outreach at the Bread of Life located on Third Street from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. There will be singing, testimonies and a Word from God.

GRACE CHAPEL

Sunday: Early worship service at 8:15 a.m., Sunday School at 9:15 a.m. Lighthouse Recovery Ministry will be sharing in the 10:30 a.m. service. Awana registration at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. Wednesday night service is held at 7 weekly. Address: 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

GREATER PRAISE FELLOWSHIP

Huge yard sale: Saturday from 8 a.m. until conclusion. Tools, toys, clothing, two cribs, household items and more. Address: 201 N. Horner Blvd.

GREATER ZION HOLY TEMPLE

Celebrating pastoral anniversary of Elder Joseph L. Barnes Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Dry Dock Seafood Restaurant in Siler City. Each person will be responsible for the costs of meal and gratuity. Sunday, services will convene at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. During the 4 p.m. service, Pastor Steve Chesney of Exousia Christian Fellowship will speak. Address: 608 Oddfellow St.

HILLMON GROVE BAPTIST

Saturday: 9-11 a.m. VBS Follow Up Meeting; Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School, 11 a.m. Worship/Kid's Worship, 12:30 p.m. Annual Meeting, 5 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Youth, 5 p.m. Awana begins, classes for ages 3-6th grade; Monday: 6:30 p.m. Deacon's meeting; Wednesday; 6:30 p.m. Care Team E, 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study/Youth/Royal Ambassadors/Girls in Action/Mission Friends. Address: 384 Hillmon Grove Road, Cameron.

JONESBORO CHAPEL AME ZION

Sunday: Pastor Leo W. McKoy will deliver morning message. Music by the Male Chorus. Luncheon will follow morning service. Annual Homecoming at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Mary Wilson, associate pastor at Wesley Chapel AME Zion Church in Fayetteville. Address: 2627 Fayetteville St.

JONESBORO HEIGHTS BAPTIST

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost: Celebration Worship at 8:45 a.m. in the Chapel, Rev. Kenny Dail preaching. Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Worship at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary, Rev. Jeff Roberts preaching. Sermon title, “Achan’s Folly." Listen live at www.jhbc.org. Address: 316 W. Main St.

JOSHUA GENERATIONS HEALING MINISTRY

Saturday: Giving school supplies at San Lee Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 5 p.m., there will be a program titled The Parts of The Car. Various speakers.

JUNIPER SPRINGS BAPTIST

Sunday school at 10 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m. and Wednesday night Bible studies at 7. (third Wednesday night, coffee and donuts at 6:30). The Rev. John Hackney is pastor. Address: 852 Buckhorn Road.

LEE’S CHAPEL CHRISTIAN

Saturday: Meet and greet for new pastor Bruce Parsons and his family at 5 p.m. at the church. Hot dogs served. Special singer will be Mark Smith. Address: 453 Lee’s Chapel Road.

LIFE CHANGERS FELLOWSHIP

Bishop Ralph Donnie Graves will be ministry guest Sunday at 5 p.m. Address: 291 Wilson Road.

LILLINGTON CHURCH OF GOD

Saturday, Sept. 7: BBQ fundraiser with all proceeds going toward building fund. 3 to 7 p.m. Eat in or take out. $7 per plate includes pulled BBQ pork, boiled potatoes, green beans, roll and homemade dessert. Rain or shine. For further information or tickets, call (910) 893-4577 or visit the church on Facebook. Address: 500 West Old Road, Lillington.

LITTLE GALILEE

Pre-Anniversary for Elder A. Frazier Davis will be held Sunday, with the sermon preached by Minister Otis Steadman at 3:30 p.m. Address: 1205 S. Vance St.

MCQUEEN CHAPEL

Thomas Battle and The Voices of Zion will celebrate their 11th Singing Anniversary on Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. For more information, call (919) 775-5114 or (919) 774-1653. The Sanford Circuit United Methodist churches consisting of McQueen Chapel, Mt. Olive and Union Grove will present a Fall 2013 Community Health and Wellness Project on Saturday, Sept. 7, beginning at 8 a.m. Event is free and screenings will consist of cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and body mass index. Free classes in organic gardening, healthy lifestyle changes and more. Address: 331 McQueen Chapel Road.

MERCIFUL HANDS OUTREACH MINISTRIES

Three Days of Unity will be held today-Sunday. Today: Joy Night at 7 p.m. with Apostle Hugh Alston from Greater Harvest Deliverance Ministries in Morrisville; Saturday: Unity Night at 7 p.m. Speaking on the word U-Bro. Calvin Lee, N-Bro. Cedric Moore, I-Sister Zonie Horne, T-Sister Mary Lee, Y-Sister Toi Blue-Ray and summarizing will be Minister Waddell; Sunday: Unity Service at 4 p.m. with Pastor Charles Jacobs from Next Level Ministries of Charlotte speaking. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and regular worship service at 11 a.m. Address: 3483 Cameron Drive.

MIDDAY FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES

Celebrating: Education with Parents and Children. Friday, Aug. 30, at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express in the conference room. C. Thomas Hickey, Adm.

MT. CARMEL

Building Fund program for the Rainbow Tea event will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. The Red Team is in charge with captain Roszetta Steadman. Address: 620 W. Main St.

NEW CHURCH OF DELIVERANCE

August 28-Sept. 1: Church anniversary. Speaking will be on Aug. 28, Bishop Warren Anderson from Fountain of Life; Aug. 29, Apostle James Prince from Walk by Faith Christian Center; Aug. 30, Bishop Rocknie Jenkins from Redemptive Revelation Ministries; and Sept. 1 at 11 a.m., with Bishop William Powell. Address: 1259 Firetower Road.

NEW LIFE PRAISE

The church welcomes new pastor Jeffrey Chappell and his family as Sunday will be his first worship service. The Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. after Sunday school Bible classes for all ages that begin at 9:30 a.m. Nursery is provided on Sunday morning. The Sunday evening message begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday evenings the youth meet for recreation and Bible study at 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Adult Bible studies begin at 6:30 p.m. Address: 2398 Wicker St.

NEW ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Youth workshop from 10 a.m. until noon Saturday. Youth day will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth Ensemble’s Anniversary will be observed during morning service. Guest speaker will be Terry McLean. Address: 3324 Truelove St.

OAK GROVE HOLINESS

Appreciation service for the church musicians will be held Saturday at 6 p.m. Guest pastor and choirs are Pastor Royal of St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in Raleigh, Deliverance Cathedral of Love in Raleigh, Mt. Nebo of Ramseur and Mary Brown as soloist. For more information, call (910) 818-1360. Address: 202 Tempting Church Road.

PINE RIDGE MISSIONARY BAPTIST

Sunday: Homecoming at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Summers of White Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Lillington as guest preacher. Dinner following services. Revival will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday with the Rev. Summers. Address: 631 SanLee Drive.

RED BRANCH BAPTIST

Revival will be held Sept. 8-12 at 7 p.m. each day. Speaker will be Steve Freeman. Address: 1748 Old River Road, Carthage.

SAINT LUKE UNITED HOLY

Saturday: Pastor’s Evening Service at 7 p.m. with speaker Bishop William Powell of New Church of Deliverance. Address: 1414 Farrell Road, Osgood.

ST. LUKE UNITED METHODIST

Worship this Sunday at 8:30 a.m. in the Davenport Christian Life Center, 8:45 a.m. in Casey Chapel, and 11 a.m. in the sanctuary. Sunday School for all ages will be at 9:45 a.m. The children and youth kick-off will begin Sunday at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner, followed by the blessing of the backpacks and then some fun and games. For more information about church services and activities, visit the website: www.saintlukeumc.org. Address: 2916 Wicker St.

ST. MARK U.C.O.G.

Revival services will conclude today at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Douglas Waterson will preach. Address: 511 Church St.

ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL

This Sunday there will be two services of Holy Eucharist, at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Fr. Craig J. Lister will officiate at both services. There is no Children's' Sunday School this Sunday. Nursery provided from 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

SANDY BRANCH BAPTIST

Fifth Quarter returns today. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to enjoy fun, food and fellowship after Chatham Central's home football game at the church activities building. Address: 715 Sandy Branch Church Road, Bear Creek.

SANFORD FREEWILL HOLINESS

Sunday at 6 p.m.: Bluegrass gospel singing by The Walters Family. Address: 3000 Lemon Springs Road.

SHEPHERD'S FLOCK BAPTIST

Sunday: Sunday School for all ages begins at 9:50 a.m. Morning worship service at 11 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study at 7. Tune in to WDSG 107.9 FM on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. to hear Pastor Dr. Larry Martin or visit www.wdsg-fm.com. Harvest Sale: Sept. 7 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. BBQ pork and BBQ chicken. Plates $7. Crafts, cakes and more. Address: 22 Big Springs Road (corner of Center Church and Big Springs Road).

SOLID ROCK COMMUNITY

Come as you are Sunday as Pastor Craig Dodson brings the message “Are You Afraid Of Death?” Sunday evening the pastor speaks on, “Constant Fervent Earnest Prayer." Morning fellowship at 9 a.m., join in for coffee and donuts. Sunday Adult Bible Study and Youth Classes at 9:30 a.m. Nursery and Children's Church provided. Covered dish dinner Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., bring favorite dish. Wednesday evening Prayer Time 7-7:30 p.m., Bible Study 7:30-8 p.m.; also children/youth classes ages 3 to 18 years old. Transportation available, call (919) 775-9939 or (919) 777-6579. Address: 989 White Hill Road.

STAR OF HOPE ORIGINAL FREEWILL BAPTIST

Revival at 7 p.m. today. Pastor Willie Hunter from St. Mary’s FWB Church in Apex will be guest speaker. Annual Homecoming celebrating Sunday at 11 a.m. worship service. Dinner will be served. Elder Wayne McKoy is pastor. Address: 2834 Dalrymple St.

TEMPTING CONGREGATIONAL

Revival begins Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Sandra Bullock-Carter and members of Poplar Springs Church. Services begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday with Pastor Darryl Carr of Mary’s Grove Congregational Christian Church.

THE POTTER’S HOUSE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST

Homecoming and 16th Church Anniversary at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, followed by a covered dish dinner in the fellowship hall. Dress in casual attire. Address: 619 Oakwood Ave.

TRINITY LUTHERAN

The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost worship service will be ministered by the Rev. Tim Martin. The service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Holy Communion will be celebrated. The Blessing of the Backpacks — bring a book bag, backpack or just a book for the blessing. Confirmation classes will begin a new year today. Coffee hour follows this service. No early worship service. Boy Scouts meet at 6:30 p.m. Address: 525 Carthage St.

UNION PRESBYTERIAN

Homecoming: Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Old Building Sept. 6-8. Sept. 6: 7 until 10 p.m. Ceilidh, Fair Barn, Pinehurst. Adults $25, children 10 and under $10. Reserve a clan table. Sept. 7: 11 a.m., worship at the site of the old building with the Rev. Donald McDonald of Isle of Lewis preaching. 1 p.m. Luncheon at Union Presbyterian Church. 2-5:30 p.m. Historical and Genealogical Lectures, Union and Eureka Churches. Tours of local historical sites. Sept. 8: 11 a.m., worship at Union Presbyterian Church with dinner on the grounds. Address: Carthage.

WARD MEMORIAL

Nelzie Toomer Missionary Society will celebrate its Women’s Day at 2 p.m. Sunday. Speaker will be Pastor Valine Thompson of Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Carthage. Ladies are asked to please wear white. Address: 386 East Forrest Oaks Drive.

ZION HILL CHRISTIAN CENTER

Sunday: Pastor Arthur Simmons from the Church of God in Broadway will be speaking at 4 p.m. Address: 1360 Osgood Road.